Today I decided I would write something humorous. Bad news, right? ie trying to write humorous(ly) when you are writing about what is humorous is like dropping your baggy pants at a librarians' convention. Wait, that was funny. Or was it? By which I mean: someone once wrote, probably John Cleese, or maybe it was … Continue reading The Day The Pants Fell: Or, What Is Humor?
Reading a blog today, by a mathematician called Joseph Nebus who writes about, among other things, cartoons, especially cartoons about math, my wheels suddenly started rotating. And not the kind you have to have weighted and balanced at a garage. No, this was one of those sudden deja vu things. Like, the fact that mathematicians … Continue reading Hooray For Crusader Rabbit
Sunday night was one of those moments musicians live for. The concert venue's atmosphere was perfect: St Augustine's: A gorgeously renovated true baroque of a baroque church (even if the local fire ordinances insisted the pyramid for lit votive candles, right next to the ancient filigreed wooden railings, has to have a smoke hood with … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: How Do You Learn To Sing Ancient Chinese?
Today is our anniversary. And a so-called round anniversary at that. No, not parsley which is twelve and a half. (yes, I know, but believe it or not, Germans, as apparently the only ones in the world, I sincerely hope, celebrate 12 1/2 by tacking a pound and a half of parsley on the bride … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: Hey, Guys- So Which Genius Invented A Parsley Anniversary Already?
Now that I finally have the stalker off my blog, I hope, and the soul-searching to help a bud is done, it's time for a blog again about the good people of Gutenberg Land. Namely, today is the ides plus four. Yup, that's right. But since the Roman calendar was divided into kalends-the first of … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The Ides Plus Four
I got a mail today From a sometimes member of my old writers' consortium, a very serious young man who is, in my opinion, and only from his writing, since we have never met, a true seeker. And with a beautiful soul. He apparently wants to ask me some questions. Which I was so taken … Continue reading On Humor, God, And Mojo
Maybe it's the weather. Or my crazy family...students...landlord...musicians I work with... you get the picture, But lately, I've just been in the mood to write weird and unusual blogs. Like the one about Irish duck feet. And Disney. Or Nobel prize winners who eat eggs from water glasses, or the Sherlock Holmes phenomenon. More about … Continue reading No, The N.orthern E.ngland, S.outhern S.cotland and I.rish E.levated Isn’t In Loch Ness.
I keep swearing to myself I will stop reading the geek news, but somehow it is just so darned entertaining. Even for those of us who don't, like my scientist husband Harald, roll on the floor laughing and beating our fists into the carpet because half of the stuff the "physicists" write on the blackboard … Continue reading And Gutenberg Lived Here: The New Technology: Bowling For Partners
"I read the news today, oh boy." Yup, geek news will get you every time. Like the note I found in my mailbox this morning about the fact that Disneyworld, aka the Magic Kingdom has patented a recognition system FOR FEET! After which, ie having pattern-recognized your tiny little size 46 sneakered tootsies, you will … Continue reading The Irish Duck Foot Versus The Magic Kingdom. Discrimination?